When I picked up the Skyline a few months ago, it came with a semi hacked up control panel in the dash. The previous owner installed an aftermarket stereo in the storage bin and decided that the original radio would make way for a plexiglass panel and bracket to mount his navi and cell phone to. While I admire his DIY style, this particular mod made a big mess of the area with gorilla glue slathered around and holes drilled everywhere. The worst part was that the original faux wood grain panel was nowhere to be found.
After searching on Yahoo Japan for a while, I found a pair of panels and an original radio for 4000 Yen (~$40 USD). For the price, I couldn’t resist cleaning up the area and getting rid of the gaping hole left by the radio removal. Getting a few spare switches and control knobs was an added bonus.
I found out the original dash speaker is still in place but I won’t bother seeing if it still works until I get a RetroSound head unit to install. The original radio is just mounted there for looks until then.